December 2017 Book TBR

Hello everybody!

The books I plan on reading this month are:

  • “Soundless”, “The Glittering Court”, and “Midnight Jewel” by Richelle Mead
  • “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • “The Shadowhunter’s Codex” by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
  • “House of Night: The Beginning (Marked and Betrayed)”, “Chosen”, “Untamed”, and “Hunted” by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • “Shadow Falls: The Beginning (Born and Midnight & Awake at Dawn)”, “Shadow Falls: The Next Chapter (Taken at Dusk & Whispers at Moonrise)”, and “Chosen at Nightfall” by C.C. Hunter
  • “Biggest Flirts”, “Perfect Couple”, and “Most Likely to Succeed” by Jennifer Echols
  • “The Selection Stories”, “The Selection”, “The Elite”, “The One”, “Happily Ever After”, “The Heir”, and “The Crown” by Kiera Cass
  • “‘Til the World Ends” by Karen Duvall, Ann Anguire, and Julie Kagawa
  • “The Immortal Rules” by Julie Kagawa
  • “Giving Up the V” by Serena Robar
  • “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”, “P.S. I Still Love You”, “Always and Forever, Laura Jean”, “The Summer I Turned Pretty”, “It’s Not Summer Without You”, and “We’ll Always Have Summer” by Jenny Han
  • “Only In Your Dreams”, “Would I Lie To You”, and “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Cecily von Ziegesar
  • “Out Of Sight, out Of Time” and “United We Spy” by Ally Carter
  • “Legend” by Marie Lu
  • “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
  • “This Is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp
  • “When We Collided” by Emery Lord
  • “The F-It List” by Julie Halpern
  • “The Haters” by Jesse Andrews
  • “Geek Girl” by Holly Smale
  • “The Chemist” by Stephenie Meyer
  • “In Real Life” by Jessica Love
  • “The Way I Used To Be” by Amber Smith
  • “Welcome to Death Row” by S. Leigh Savige
  • “Schooled In Revenge” by Jesse Lasky
  • “The Best American Crime Writing 2006” edited by Mark Bowden
  • “Swoon” by Nina Malkin
  • “Unexpected Interruptions” by Trice Hickman
  • “Nobody Walks” by Dennis M. Walsh
  • “Magic Under Glass” by Jaclyn Dolamore
  • “A Need So Beautiful” by Suzanne Young
  • “The International Kissing Club” by Ivy Adams
  • “Sweet Valley Confidential: The Sweet Life” by Francine Pascal
  • “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
  • “The Museum of Heartbreak” by Meg Leder
  • “Every Kingdom Divided” by Stephen Kozeniewski
  • “Artificial Absolutes”, “Synthetic Illusions”, and “Virtual Shadows” by Mary Fan
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November 2017 Book Wrap-Up

Hello everybody!

I had read a bunch of books this month and I’m proud of myself for reading so many books.

The books I read were:

  • Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Live Original by Sadie Robertson
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I read for 67 hours this month. I find this month to be a success!

Until my next post,

Stephanie

TomeTopple Readathon | Wrap-Up

So, it is finally over, and I will say that mine was kind of successful.

Here were the challenges:

1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

I managed to accomplish:

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


PAGES READ IN WEEK ONE: 440

PAGES READ IN WEEK TWO: 535

TOTAL PAGES READ: 975

I find that this TomeTopple Readathon was a major success for me.

Until my next post,

Stephanie

TomeTopple Readathon | Day 14

Hey guys!

So, today, I went to school, ate lunch, went to the library to pick up a couple more audio books, did some homework while listening to the audio book for The Chemist, watched my boyfriend’s nephew while his sister was out shopping with their Mom, ate dinner with my boyfriend and his family, hung out with my boyfriend’s sister, and did some cleaning.

PAGES READ: 102

TOTAL PAGES READ: 975

Book Review: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson

Hi everyone!

So, I finished this book by listening to the audio book that I borrowed from my public library.

Overview from GoodReads:

It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It’s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance . . . and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age—and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness to go with it—who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism—and an unexpected connection between themselves. It’s a contagiously exciting, stunningly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.

This book was really boring and, at times, crude. The only thing I really liked was the ending.